Tuscaloosa, AL, United States (4E Sports) – Contrary to what people think, Florida Atlantic defensive end Cory Henry declared that top-ranked Alabama is not unbeatable.
“They ain’t what people think,” Henry told the Palm Beach Post. “They’re good and everything, but they can (be) beat, too. They just execute well. They just execute and beat you.”
Henry made the declaration two days before the Carl Pelini-coached Owls (1-2) face the Nick Saban-mentored Crimson Tide (3-0), who beat No. 8 Michigan in their season-opener, 41-14.
The Crimson Tide followed it with a 35-0 drubbing of Western Kentucky before handing Arkansas its worst loss so far this season, 52-0.
“Alabama is as finely coached a team as I’ve seen and they don’t make a lot of mistakes, and you can’t either if you want to have any chance at all,” Pelini said.
But Henry has a different view as far as Alabama is concerned, saying the Owls have an advantage over the Crimson Tide despite being tagged as a seven-touchdown underdog.
“We got speed against them,” Henry said. “You got speed, you can win.”
Contrary to what Henry thinks, the Crimson Tide’s blinding speed overwhelmed Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, who got his Heisman Trophy campaign on a bad start as he threw two interceptions.
Arkansas running back Knile Davis also experienced Alabama’s speed on defense as he was limited to just 58 all-purpose yards for the Razorbacks, who were shut out in Fayetteville for the first time since 1966.